Appomattoxia minuta E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000458

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:458

Authors: E. M. Friis, P. R. Crane & K. R. Pedersen

Rank: species

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (2019): The Early Cretaceous mesofossil flora of Torres Vedras (NE of Forte da Forca), Portugal: a palaeofloristic analysis of an early angiosperm community. – Fossil Imprint 75(2): 153–257.

Page of description: 190

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 25a–g

Types

Holotype S136786, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 25a, d, e

Note: Holotype from Torres Vedras sample 44.

Paratypes: S105022 (Torres Vedras sample 43); S136787, S136788, S148010 (Torres Vedras sample 44) house in Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.

Original protologue

As for the genus with the following additions: Fruits minute, narrowly elliptical to ovate in outline, borne on a short oblique stalk. Outer
epidermal cells of fruit wall large, each bearing a central long and narrow trichome that is only slightly recurved at the tip. Stigma sessile, indistinct without trichomes. Pollen grains circular to elliptical in outline, monocolpate with short colpus. Exine tectate, irregularly verrucate and microechinate.

Etymology

From Latin: minutus referring to the small size of the fruits.

Stratigraphy

Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Lower member of the Almargem Formation; Early Cretaceous (late Barremian-early Aptian)

Locality

Portugal
Torres Vedras (NE of Forte de Forca; 39°06′13″ N, 9°14′47″ W)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood